11 Jan 2015

January 11, 2015

    Broken at 2240 meters Saturday January 10, 2015. Image taken at 07:35 Hours.

    By 10:00 Hours it was already looking better.

    It was all about being in the right place at the right time to see where you were going.

    Near days end the upper clouds began to dissipate. Stratus clouds were an issue in the valley.


Weather Observations for January 11, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -6, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the E
2180 meters        -5, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the ESE
1860 meters        -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1835 meters        -2, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters        -1, 1 cm of new new snow, Base 124 cm
1550 meters        -1, No new new snow, Base 96 cm,  Relative Humidity 96%.
  660 meters        -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +2.1, 0.6 mm of precip recorded there.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have broken clouds and unlimited visibility. Stratus layer from 1500 m down.



For the forecast, flat upper ridge remains over the area with a low level moist air mass. Calm winds yesterday did to help push it out of our zone. We will have broken clouds this morning and unsettled conditions this afternoon as the air mass begins to move East. Stratus layer from 1500 meters down this morning will hopefully dissipate by this evening.  Slight chance of some isolated showers later today.  A weak upper ridge builds for tonight  with unsettled conditions into Monday afternoon. Cloud will spill over into the area for Monday evening into Tuesday for dry cloudy weather associated with a warm air mass, freezing levels may top out at 2300 meters on Wednesday. Ridge tries to build again on Wednesday with unsettled conditions. By Wednesday evening we will see the start of a Pacific frontal system move into the area into Friday. This system will bring snow to the area with freezing levels around 1200 meters. The brunt of the snow as of now comes on Thursday, and the front could bring 40 cm of snow over the 2 days. More information on that as we get closer.

    Split flow yesterday.

    Will not take much for the high pressure to reestablish its ground.

    Flat upper ridge over the area this morning with a moist air mass.

    Surface high over the Pacific moves back in for Monday. Low in the gulf will spill clouds.



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Interesting video of the Fogileta Avalanche, warning F word used: Pistehors.com, January 5, 2015




    Decent light in Glacier Bowl by mid morning. Saturday January 10, 2015.

    Looking into Garibaldi Provincial Park Saturday morning.                                           Suze Cumming Pic

    Lots of folk about.

    Even at the end of the day visibility was obscured depending on where you were. 1835 meters


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